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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Outside my Porthole

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Outside my Porthole

Sometimes just being at sea provides the most beautiful images of all. When I looked out my porthole, this was my view. Brandi Johnson Human Resources Manager ms Eurodam

Captain’s Log: Going Ashore in Istanbul

Captain’s Log: Going Ashore in Istanbul

Although I have brought my ship into this fascinating city several times, I have never had the opportunity to go ashore. Today I managed to. Along with some other officers, we saw the magnificence of the Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman architecture, which after 1,000 of years, still stand. Not only above ground, but below our…   read more of “Captain’s…”

iPhone iBlog: At Navplion, Greece

iPhone iBlog: At Navplion, Greece

Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s public relations manager, for sharing these iPhone photos from her time in Navplion, Greece, during her Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. A fireball of a sun came up this morning as the Nieuw Amsterdam closed in on Navplion, Greece. The fishermen were out in their small boats already catching…   read more of “iPhone iBlog: At…”

Captain’s Log: Istanbul by Day

Captain’s Log: Istanbul by Day

Here are some photos of the view from our ship. Our guests are ashore, enjoying this fascinating city, Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul. The name may have changed over the centuries, however the buildings and history are still here to enjoy. Ciao, Captain Jonathan Jonathan Mercer is Nieuw Amsterdam’s captain.